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WE WILL SUPPLY £3 WORTH 111 6d WEEKLY JB6 WORTH 2a 6d WEEKLY £10 WORTH 41 01 WEEKLY JE15 WORTH 5s Od WEEKLY £20 WORTH 6s Od WEEKLY And ro on in proportion. Special term. for Jl1re quantities, PLSASE NOTE THE ADDRESS:— SOUTH "yyALES JJIUIINISUING ^JOMPANY, 31 (ASTLE gTRjSET, (Opposite the Castle), 970 CARDIFF BY ORDER OF THE ASSIGNEE.5!. IMPORTANT NOTICE. Our Tender at 57 PER CENT. OFF COST PRICE having heeti arcoted for the TOCK (f T JENKINS, Clothier, Ac., 22, j'.nte-screet, Cardifii we int.-mt tenioving the whulo uf said Stock to our Establishment, jyVERPOOL g^OUSE, V6 AND 97, COMMERCIAL-ROAD, NEWPORT. We shall offer those Goods (with various other lots), consisting of GEtfTS' AND BOYS' REA £ >Y • MADE CLOTHING, HATS, HOSIERY, SHIRTS, ETC., AT ABOUT HALE THEIR ORIGINAL VALUE. The btock ii in Splendid Condition, having been only recently bought. Every one ,hunlc! tilke advan- tage cf this special opportunity of buying good articles at a cheap rate. Sale to commence SATURDAY EVENING, Sep- tember 15th, at 7 o'clock. NOTE j^IVERPOOL IfOUSE, 96 AND 97, COMMERCIAL. nOAD NEWPORT, MON. 434 FURNISH ON EASY TERMS OR FOR CASH, I DIRECT FROM THE MANUFACTURERS 5. ST, J0HN'S SQUARE, CARDIFF. ,j T H K ATLAS FURNISHING CO. continue to SUPPLY FURNITURE of EVERY DESCRIPTION DAILY to ALL CLASSES in any station of life, on their SPECIAL HIRE PURCHASE SYSTEM, the EASY TERMS of which will be found to be the MOST ADVANTAGEOUS in CARDIFF Tbe ever. increasing Business of the H ATLAS and the very considerate manner in which they treat their patrons, has mad, his Company the Most deservedly Popular iu Cardiff, TERMS £ 3 payments, I* 6d weekly. CASH PRICES. £ f> „ 2s 6d „ I £ 10 „ Is Od I Carriage Paid JB20 6s Od „ i Within 30 Miles •• i5s 2'* I From Cardiff. £ 100 2Qi Od „ Jf BATH CHAIRS, INVALID AND BABY CARRIAGES, LENT OUT on HIRE by the DAY or WEEK, and WITH OPTION OF PURCHASE. 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SOUTH WALES TIDE TABLE. 'JAKDIJffc' SVVANSKA.t NEWPORT Sept —— Mor. Etn. Hgt. Mor. E»n.| Hgt. Mor. Kvn.dlgr. 3 M 4 41 b 929 5 3 45 4 13 27 6 454 5 2229 10 4 T 5 36 5 59 32 1 4 40 5 329 2 5 49 6 1232 6 5 W 6 55 44 31 3 5 27 5 49.50 6 6 35 6 57 34 8 6 T 7 6 7 26 0 6 10 5 2831 7 7 19 7 3936 5 7 F 7 46 8 737 6 48 7 1:j 32 3 7 59 8 20 37 6 »S 8 26 8 4637 4 7 23 7 49 32 4 8 39 8 5y 37 9 9 5 9 6 9 25 36 8 8 10 13 32 31 8 919 9 38 37 1 10 M: y 4510 5 35 0 8 53 9 1530 5 9 58 10 10 35 5 •South Basin. tPrince of 1V,eó Db; 1AIp,xal!(lra_
The Man About Town. I There will be no causo to complain of any want of catholicity on Lord Bute's part in the invitations he is issuing for the banquet at the Drill Hall in connection with the meeting of the Associated Chambers of Com- merce. The mere detail of the viands and the wines will be a small matter, possibly, in comparison with the more serious questions dealt with in the post-prandial speeches. These little compliments to the comfort- loving creature, however, count very largely as elements in the success of the gathering, and it will encourage Lord Bute's guests to learn that the dinner b to be pro- vided by the famous Gunters. To these most excellent of caterers, whose earlier invasion of South Wales was made nearly twenty years ago, all the arrangements of the dinner, except, of course, the issue of the invitations, have been left by the agents of the noble host. There are local restaurateurs who say that they could do the same business for less money. That is well and good. But there are so many of them, quite entitled to say that one is as good as another, that probably Sir William Lewis has put an end to a good many local irritations by giving his order to the London firm. • ♦ » Here, as in other cases, there are sure to be men who think that they are unfairly excluded from the invitation list. It always must be so as long as the dimensions of man run contrary co the limitations of space. I cannot help remembering the murmurs which reached my ears almost this time twelvemonths. It was Lord Bute's birthday, and the occasion of the opening of the Roath Dock, and there was a luxurious repast to follow. The dinner was all right, and the subsequent symposium was capital. But those who were not among the privileged wanted to know on what ground their next door neighbour was asked, and so on. If the banquetting hall had been twice as large, I suppose there would be the same sort of discontent. It always will be so as long as anybody is left out in the cold. Catholic, however, the invitation list seems to be, and I use the word, of course, in its grammatical and all-comprehensive sense. It embraces prelates of the two churches; clerics who are great guns and others who are minor canons the consular dignitaries and the chiefs of our mercantile enterprise. How many the spacious hall will seat may be ascertained by the help of a two-foot rule j but, if I am rightly informed, the number asked to join the festive board will severely tax the people responsible for the soating arrangements. It would be pleasant to secure a seat near to Bishop Lewis and Bishop Hedley, or, as it is not for everybody to enter that exalted sphere, between Arch- deacon Griffiths and Major Jones, for there at least will be a flow of wit and possibly a feast of reason. But I must not anticipate the task of the reporters, who will give the names of Lord Bate's guests in good time, Sufficient for the day is the anticipation thereof. The date of the chief banquet bids fair to be a red-letter day in the annals of the Associated Chambers. There is one disappointment in store, according to my information, for the people who looked for a visit from Lord Salisbury on this eventful occasion. The noble lord was to have been one of the guests at Cardili Castle if circumstances had permitted. There was an idea, indeed, that the majority of the Cabinet would give us a friendly call during the time that the Parliament of Commerce was holding its autumnal meeting. Lord Salis- bury, however, is among the rocky defiles of Auvergne, and seeking recuperation in the baths and waters of Royat. His constant companion, it is said, is the Russian Ambas- sador to the French Republic, and if the Premier is endeavouring to establish a better understanding between his Government and that of the Czar, we shall have the less reason to regret his absence from our festive gathering. It seems to be considered safe, however, to reckon on the presence of Sir Michael Hicks-Beach, and the dii minores will perchance include Mr Ashmead-Bartlett, that picturesque figure of the forum and the feast, who has so oddly sunk out of notice since he was entrusted with office on condition that he should keep his mouth shut in Westminster. Dignitaries, great and small, we are to have in abundance, and I think that they will learn as much as they teach us. We can show them a few things worth knowing, and it is just a trifle doubtful if they will exhibit a due amount of reciprocity. • The topics to be discussed at the Cardiff meeting are not entirely novel. The fact that we have to keep "pegging away" for years to secure attention for commercial subjects sufficiently accounts for the appear- ance on the agenda paper of familiar questions which one had hoped to have settled years ago. There is one resolution, however, for which the credit of originality may be claimed by the north countrymen who are responsible for its appearance. The new project aims at nothing less than the establishment of a new party in a country which might be thought to have parties enough to snit every description of interest or taste. It is to be a Commercial party, which is to fly the flag of a bread-and-cheese policy, and hold itself aloof from the terrible politicians who are supposed to be altogether indifferent to mercantile concerns. A Commercial party would sound very well, if we could persuade ourselves that there was no such ft combina- tion in existence. There, however, comes the rub. It would be a pity to anticipate the lively debate on the proposal of the Bradford Chambers but I may be permitted to ask whether there is not already a very good Commercial party, as things go, to be found among the members who sit on either side of the Speaker. If that is not so, what have commercial men been doing for the last twenty years ? It had been gener- ally thought that men were sent to Parliament as much for their knowledge of business matters as for their political quali- fications, and it had been made a complaint in some stern circles that the study of politics was too much subordinated to more sordid considerations. It is late in the day to raise the old question as to the influence of Parliament on trade affairs. Trade has for the most part flourished just in proportion as the legislators have left it alone. The Bradford motion further proposes to provide the Commercial party with an organisation sufficiently iufluential to secure the active co-operation of its members on all occasions when im- portant questions affecting trade and industry" are under discussion. But is not such an organisation supplied by the existing Chambers of Commerce ? Is it to be understood that Bradford intends to impeach the very system which is going to glorify itself in Cardiff a few weeks hence 1 More profitable themes for discussion will be found, I venture to suggest, in another of the Bradford resolutions-namely, that which raises the question of technical education. After thanking the Government for their bill of 1888, the resolution suggests that existing or to be established secondary schools or colleges shall be managed by a committee or board that the municipality or local authority contributing that aid out of the rates shall be represented on the board of management that pro- vision shall be made for the admission to the schools of scholars who have distinguished themselves, but whose parents cannot afford to pay the fee and that the minimum rate to be levied should be Id per J3. Instruc- tion, it is suggested, should include any of the subjects for the time being specified in the Directory of the Science and Art Department upon which the Department undertakes to examine and pay grants, and any or all of the following subjects, viz. Commercial arithmetic, commercial geogra- phy, book-keeping, shorthand, German, French, etc., freehand and machine drawing, and, lastly, any subject suggested .9 by a local authority and approved by the Department. « The Leicester Chamber intends to carry the matter further with a proposal that the school board or other local authori- ties should have full liberty to give technical instruction in whatever stage they think fit, and also that the modification of the present system of payment by results is essential to success, or, in place of that, an alteration whereby the schools may not suffer by serious diminution of Government grants. The London Chamber proposes that the association approves of the scjieme of commercial education as drafted by the special committee of the London Chamber of Commerce," and asks the co-operation of local chambers to institute examinations. These are topics of vital interest to the country, and it scarcely needs the creation of a new or separate Commercial party to ripen public opinion on these fertile themes, or to give effect to the all but unanimous feeling of the country that the time for mere talking has gone by. There aro, I am reminded, in reference to my remarks of Wednesday on the niggardly reception of the British Association at Bath, two ways of looking at the hospitality ques- tion. In a general way, of course, that could be said of any place and people. There are those who hold firm to the faith that it is more blessed to give than to receive; and the others, not quite such favourable specimens of humanity, who give to the annual conferences nothing but their time, which is valueless, and yet expect to find themselves on the free list for every- thing and everywhere in the place of the annual meeting. In the United States persons of this class are called dead- heads here, it would seem, they are clergymen with a particular weakness for a Church Congress and the good things which follow in its train. I do not especially care to call anybody a sponger, but that is the epithet applied by an ex-secretary of a 1".1.1 meeting of the Church Congress to the pastors and masters who make a point of attending these very decorous conclaves. "The worst 'spongers' of all, he says, "are the parsons." In his experience as local secretary of tho Church Congress, he had to deal with the applications for free hospitality; "they were shameless; men with big livings (not the poor curates) wrote and demanded free hospitality for the week one man with a living of nearly £1,000 a year wanted it for himself and wife another, well to do, wanted it for himself, because he had had it ever since Church Congresses began others not only asked for hospitality, but dictated where they were to have it—in the country—near the Congress Hall—with nice people-and made as much fuss as if they were going to pay. I took the trouble of tracking one of these free spongers he had had a week's free living at Church Congresses for five or six years in succession, and he also had each of these years a week's free living with one or other learned society at its annual congress he never contributed a word to the edification of either congress or society he was a bache- lor, had a living better than most men have, had been a schoolmaster, and was supposed to have saved money. There are lots of such cases." "Thespongers who contribute nothing to the meeting," we are further told, write early and peremp- torily, and disgust their host by making his house a mere caravanserai." Some of the learned societies who hold congresses have of late years put a stop to the free hospitality list but the sponger is not to be denied he then writes direct to the Mayor of the town. How great the evil is this will show When I was secretary to a Church Congress, the permanent officials told us we must tind 2,000 beds, 1,000 for people who would pay, 1,000 for spongers."
GLOVE CONTEST IN AMERICA. PETER JACKSON (AUSTRALIA) BEATS GEORGE GODFREY (BOSTON). The much-taiked of figrlit between George Godfrey, of Boston, coloured heavy-weight pugilist of lAmerico, and Peter Jackson, cham- pion heavy-weight of Australia, took place on Friday night, August 24-t.h, under the auspices of the California Athletic Club, at their club-rooms in San Francisco. Godfrey was the favourite in betting at odds of 4 to 3, although the Australian did not lack supporters, who were equally confident of his winning the tight. The contest was for a purse of 1,500 dollars (300 dollars to loser) Godfrey being allowed 4-00 dols. for expense?, offered by the club. The difference in size of the two men was immediately apparent. Jackson looked a giant alongside of his opponent, being 43ill taller, and weighing 28!b more. There were 4 about 800 persons present. Hiram B. Cook was appointed referee. Arthur Chambers and Tom Cleary acted as seconds for Godfrey, and Fitzgerald and Young Mitchell in like capacity for Jackson. Godfrey weighed 1701b. He is thirty-fire years old. and stands 5ft Slin. Jackson was born in the West Indies in 1861. He stands 6ft lain, and weighed 1931b stripped. Ou entering the ring Jackson looked smiling and confident, while Godfrey's expression was full of business. Both men were in splendid condition.; i Time was called at 9.21 p.m. Just before the end of the twelfth round Jackson was heard to say, "I've got you now." The crowd became very demonstrative, some yelling for Jackson to do Godfrey up, and others telling Godfrey to keep cool. Godfrey was badly winded at the end of this round, and it was thought that another round would finish him. In the next three rounds Jackson did effective work on Godfrey's ribs and mouth, and in the middle of the fifteenth round Godfrey attempted to take his seat, but was forced away by his seconds, Jackson could have ended the 4figlit then, but failed to follow up. In the nineteenth round Jackson looked fresh, and, as usual, began to rush his opponent, after which he delivered telling blows on Godfrey's face and body. Godfrey stopped fighting, and extended his hand to Jackson as an acknowledgment of defeat. Jackson shook his hand heartily, and threw both hands up in the air and laughed. He did not receive any apparent punishment, while Godfrey had his lip split and was bleeding pro- fusely from a cut over the left eye. Jackson was loudly cheered as he was led away.
STRANGE STORY OF THE SEA, I The Queenstown correspondent of the Central News telegraphs :—The British barque Gylfe, 984 tons, bound from Quebec to Greenock, with timber, arrived here this evening with only her captain and two officers, who tell the following extraordinary story:—The Gylfe Railed from Quebec on July 3id, and subsequently put into St. John's in a leaky condition. She soon put to sea again, and all went well until August 19tb, when the boatswain discovered that the vessel was making water with alarming rapidity through a hole in the bows, apparently freshly cut. The usual means were used to keep the vessel afloat, and soon afterwards the steamer Persian Monarch, bound from London to New York, hove in sight. When the steamer was within hailing distance Captain Gittens, master of the Gylfe, called all hands on deck and informed them ho was About to Abandon the Vessel. J At his request, all the crew signed a paper declaring the vessel unseaworthy, and the boat- swain, with six men, rowed to the Persian Monarch, Captain Gittens following. The latter was informed by Captain Irving, of the Persian Monarch, that he would put a crew on board the Gylfe, and take her into port. Thereupon Captain Gittens, with his crew, returned to the barque, and the two vessels parted company. The Gylfe, however, soon set up Signals of Distress, I in response to wir.di Captain Irving pent bi carpenter and boatswain on board. They examined the vessel and found ten feet of water in the hold, and also reported that everything on board was saturated with paraffin oil. Meanwhile, Captain Gittens, with his first officer and part of his crew, bad been conveyed on board the steamer, but the third officer, Robinson, declined to go, and declared that he commanded the Gylfe, and Threatened to Blow Out the Brains I of the first man who attempted to board her. Robinson's conduct induced Captain Gittens to return to the vessel, but none of the seamen would accompany him. The Persian Monarch then left the Gylfe, which was then about 300 miles from St. John's. Gittens and his two officers stopped the hole in the bows, but they endured terrible hardships, having to work night and day, and they are now in an exhausted state. Strange Conduct. A Queenstown correspondent travels Captain Gittens is acting in a most peculiar manner. Although he has only two men to work a large barque of 984 tons, and has succeeded in reaching a position close to a safe port, he refuses to seek refuge therein. He declines also to take on board additional men to work the ship, and merely accepts the services of a tug to tow his vessel to Greenock direct.
LEVYING TAXES ON A CHURCH. A Singular Disturbance. I A disturbance has occurred at Drohobice, in Galicia, because the bailiffs forced their way into a Jewish synagogue and seized five scrolls and sacred books, the chalice, and other valuables for taxes owed by the community. The law does Dot allow the effects of any recognised church to be seized under any pretext whatever. The tax collectors, in spite of protestations, would not desist, and they carried off the treasures amidst the hoots and jeers of the crowd. Only on the payment of the snm due were they obtained for the Jewish Now Yeur.
HEALTH OF THE NEWPORT I DISTRICT. An outbreak of measles has occurred at Newport. The district in which the disorder ia most prevalent is at Pillgwenlly, but cases have occurred, some attacking adults, in the Caerau district. At Maindee and Barnardtown, in addition to cases of measles, there is a prevalence of a throat affection of a peculiar description, allied to diphtheria4 The wet and cold summer is said to be mainly responsible for this state of things.
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c. "'n 1. MR PRITCHARD MORGAN AT THE EISTEDDFOD. [SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE F.CHO."I Mr Pritchard Morgan left Metthyr early this morning for Wrexham, iu order to be present at the National Eisteddfod. the No.tional Ei!'lteddfod.
(ACCIDENT AT PENARTH DOCK. This morning a man named Thomas Lean, aged 28, fireman onboard a vessel at present lying in Penarth Dock, fell down the hold of his ship and sustained some injury. He was taken to the infirmary, but is not badly hurt.
I A LARGE FISH. The largest fish ever caught in Cardigan Bay was taken yesterday by George White and Alfred Wurthington, in a fishing smack, whilst fishing near New Quay. The fish, which is of the sturgeon family, weighs 931bs,, and is 6ft 9in. in length. in leng'tlJ.
SUSPICIOUS DEATH OF A CLERGYMAN. An inquest was opened by Dr Diplock at Twickenham yosterday, with reference to the death of an aged clergyman named Frederick D. Eyre, a man of eccentric habits. He had been nursed by a woman named Davis. The body was found to be extensively bruised, and a medical practitioner was of opinion that such bruises must have accelerated death. The inquiry was adjourned for the evidenco of the woman Davis and others.
THE GAIETY THEATRE, NEWPORT. The Affairs of Alfred Barnett. At the London Bankruptcy Court, to-day, the first meeting of the creditors of Alfred Barnett, m'usic hall proprietor and money-lender s clerk, late of the Gaiety Theatre, Newport, Mon., now stated tobeof the Capeof Good Hope, wsheld. The receiving order was made upon the petition of Messrs Usber, of Swansea. No account has been filed, and nothing transpired as to the liabilities. In the absence of a quorum of the creditors, the meeting was adjourned for a week, it being understood that a quorum would be in attendance prepared to pass a resolution for bankruptcy, and to transfer the proceedings to Newport.
AN EXTRAORDINARY BURIAL SYSTEM. HOW CHILD MURDERS ARE CONCEALED. An extraordinary system of burying children has been disclosed at the Portsmouth police-court, when a midwife named Dawson was charged with procuring the burial of a child as a stillborn, though it was born alive. The manager of the cemetery said it was usual for him to act upon the certificate of a midwife without question, and from one hundred to one hundred and twenty such cases occurred annually. The entire cost of the funeral in this case was two shillings. The defendant was fined L3 and costs. The magis- trate remarked that under such a practice as that disclosed it was possible to conceal the crime of child murder.
FUNERAL OF A PAST MAYOR OF NEWPORT. This afternoon the funeral of the late Mr George Fothergill, one of the ex-mayors of Newport, left deceased's residence, Beechwood, Maindee, for the New Cemetery. The cortege consisted of a hearse and three mourning coaches. These contained the immediate friends and relatives of the deceased. The rear was brought up by several private carriages, and by members of the corporation. These included the ex-mayor (Mr George Hoskina), Aldermen Batchelor,Councillors T. Jones, Goldsworthy, and F. Phillips, the town clerk, head constable, etc. The Rev Walrond Skinner, pastor of Dock-street Congregational Church, conducted the burial service. The flag at the Town-hall was half masted, and along the route taken by the funeral blinds were generally drawn as a mark of respect to deceased, who was one of Newport's self-made citizens.
TERRIFIC CYCLONE IN THE WEST INDIES. Great Loss of Life.' I TOWNS DESTROYED AND VESSELS I WRECKED. Despatches from Havana report that during a cyclone which passed over the island of Cuba last Tuesday, a Spanish gunboat foundered of Bataband. Nine men, including the com- mander of the vessel, were drowned. Fifty persons were killed at Sagua, where great damage was done by the hurricane to houses, vessels, and wharves. The village of Pueblo Nueva was totally destroyed. Owing-to the in terru ption of telegraphic communication, the receipt of the news was delayed, A telegram from Porto liico announces that the rivers Portugues and Ducana have overflowed, causing great damage in several places. At the town of Ponce, in the island of Porto Rico, sixty houses, a bridgp, and other property were reduced to ruins by the flood, and 80 houses were more or less damaged. Many persons have been killed, but the exact number is unknown. Twenty-seven bodies have been recovered.
A GENUINE ANNOYANCE AT NEWPORT- I The Cattle Market Executive Impugned. I At Newport borough police-court, this morning —before Messrs H. Phillips and O. Goss, magis- trates-four cattle dealears and drovers named William Murphy, Cornelius Kehiley, Thomas Fitzgerald, and William Henry Rogers were sum- moned for causing an obstruction and annoyance in the thoroughfares near the cattle market. Two police officers proved that on Wednesday morn- ing last from 12.30 to 5.10 a.m. a flock of 47 sheep were bleating in West Market-street. Another flock of 300 was in another of the adjacent thoroughfares, under the control of Rogers. The difficulty the drovers experienced was to keep the various lots of sheep from commingling. They ¡ shouted, and the dogs they had with them barked continually. Kehiley wanted to know who complained to the police. -Inspector Win- mill replied all the inhabitant! Mr Phillips (to Kehiley): If it was opposite your hou.e you would not be very haupy.- Sergeant Williams said the other drovers blamed Murphy for bringing heep so early. The market gates were not opened until five o'clock.—Another defendant said it was the fault cf the cattle market people, because they allowed first comers to take the best pens, and that Mr Henry John Davies could put it all right.—The bench fined each defendant 21.6cl.-Keiiiley said he should appeal to another court, and marched around the dock, declaring in the broadest brogue he would not pay. Ulti- mately, Mr Goss succeeded in bringing him to reason, and he paid the money under protest.
THE WHITECHAPEL MURDER. The Funeral. I The funeral of Mary Ann Nichols, who was murdered in Buck's-row, early on Friday morning, took place yesterday. The time at which the cortege was to start was kept secret, and a ruse was resorted to in order to get the body out of the mortuary, where it has lain since the day of the murder. A pair-horsed closed hearse was observed making its way down Hanbury-street and the crowds, which numbered some thousands, made way for it to go along Old Montague-street but instead of so doing it passed on into Whitechapel-road, and doubling back it reached the mortuary by be back gate, which is situated in Chapman's-court. No person was near other than the undertaker and his men when the coffin, which bore a plate with the inscription, "Mary Ann Nichols, aged 42. Died August 31, 1888." was removed to the hearse and driven off to Hanbury-street, there to await the mourners. Meantime the news had spread that the body was in the hearse, and people flocked round to see the coffin. At length the cortege started towards Ilford, The mourners were Mr Edward Walker, the father of the deceased, and his grandson, together with two of the deceased's children. The procession proceeded along BakerV-row, and past the corner of Buck's-row, into the main road, where policemen were stationed every few yards. The houses in the neighbourhood had the blinds The houses in the neighbourhood had the blinds drawn, and much sympathy was expressed for the relatives. Up to a late hour last night no arrest had been effected, and there is no reason to think that any I immediate apprehension will be made.
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Mr Gladstone and the Eisteddfod. IMPORTANT CORRESPONDENCE 9 At this morning's meeting of the eisteddfod at Wrexham, the following letters were read from Mr Gladstone to Mr Evan Moiris, chairman of the Eisteddfod Committee Hawarden Castle, Chester, September 6tb, 1883. My Dear Sir,—I made a very stupid mistake at the eisteddfod in ascribing to Professor Rhys the interesting tract written by Mr Ivor James. I have addressed to him a letter of apology, and if there be any record of the proceedings of tho eisteddfod to which this letter could be attached or in which it could be noticed, this would best appease my remorse. You will, I am sure, excuse my calling in your aid as the chairman of the committee, I am sure I shall have your sympathy, and I venture to rely upon your adopting such measures as you may think best for publishing my letter in the record or in the local papers. Allow me to take this opportunity oj thanking you and Mrs Morris for your very kind and agreeable hospitality. I remain, Faithfully yours, V, E GLADSTONE. Evan Morris, Esq. "I received your kind message, and heard with great pleasure of the good receipts." "Hawarden Castie, Sept. 6, 1888. My dear Sir,—Professor Rhys can very well afford to dispense with the compliment I paid him, and he is the last man who would wish to be a receiver of stolen goods, but I hardly know how to apologise to you for my lapse of tongue. It is well that you hitv. in your own hands the means of confuting it. I ask your pardon, and it is all I can do, but you have already returned me good for evil in conveying to me the assurance, which I received with great pleasure, that you have been engaged in the further prosecution of your researches into Welsh history. "I remain, my dear sir, faithfully yours, "W. E. GLADSTONE. "Ivor James, E,q.
HORRIBLE OUTRAGE ON A WOMAN. Disfigured for Life. John Bunyan (40), a brassfinisher, of Salisbury- place, Lisson Grove, was charged yesterday, at the Marlborough-street police-court, with throwing a quantity of corrosive fluid into the face of Henrietta Casey, in Uppor Grosvenor-street, Park-lane, on the early morning of Thursday, the 9th of August.—Yesterday afternoon the prosecutrix, whose head was swathed in wadding and other surgical bandages, gave her version of the nfEair. She deposed that she and prisoner had been living toe-ether for about four years, and had recently parted. Late on the night of the 8th of August she met Bunyan in Victoria-street, Westminster, and walked about with him, trying to get him to leave her. He would not do so, however, and about one o'clock in the morning, while they were alone in Park-lane, he put his arm round her neck, and she became conscious of Something Hot Running Over her Face, accompanied by a burning sensation, so peculiar that she could not describe it. Siva called out I I Police tn(I when a constable picked her up from the ground she begged him to toko her to a hospital, as she could not tell what was the matter with her. She was in pain, and could not understand it at all. Tbe constable (Mason) put her into a cab and conveyed her to St Goorge's Hospital, where she had been ever since. Bunyan, she believed, was the worse for drink when he assaulted her.—Tho prisoner Yes, sir, so I was. Wo were together all the evening.—Mr Parker (house surgeon at St. George's Hospital) informed the magistrate that the injured woman was progressing favourably, though some weeks must elapse before she would have thoroughly recovered, and then she would be disfigured for life. He did not know exactly what acid had been used, but marks of it were found on the forefingers and clothes, The prisoner was committed for trial.
ALLEGED INGENIOUS ROBBERY. I Escape to America. I It is reported that a large and influential firm I in one of the Black Country towns, close to Birmingham, have within the last few days been the victims of a most audacious and extensive robbery. It is stated that an official of the firm in question was despatched a few days ago to a seaport town for the purpose of receiv- ing about J3600 on behalf of his em- ployers. Instead of returning with the money, he booked, it is said, by the next steamer to America. Before leaving this country he con- trived, by a most ingenious device, to avoid suspicion being aroused in the minds of his employers until he could get a safe distance from the British shores. To this end, it is said, he left letters addressed to his employers with one of the servants at the hotel where he had been staying, and gave particulur instructions as to the order in which they were to be posted. These .letters, it seems, containod statements to the effect that lie had transacted the business be was commissioned to do satisfactorily, and that he would forward further particulars in due course. However, his continued absence, and the receipt of so many of these notes, together with his failing to send the further particulars, caused suspicion to be aroused, and the firm wrote for an explanation, requesting that the informa- tion might be sent at once. To this a reply was received that the writer of the letters bad sailed for America before the first of the series was posted.
AMERICA'S FAMOUS ACTOR GONE. Death of Lester Wallack. I Mr Lester Wallack, the veteran actor, who was I struck down with apoplexy on Wednesday, died f on the following morning, at the age of 68. He was the most popular American actor and one of the most famous. His popularity in private life was as great as on the stage, and few men in the country had so large a circle of acquaintances. While not a greatt actor in the true sense of the word, because the consciousness of his own personality was always apparent, still he will be one of the most prominent figures in American theatrical history of the last ha'f-century. A list of the 137 characters which he played during his life has been published. He excelled in romantic comedies, for which a rare combination of theatrical ability and almost ideal physical advantages especially fitted him. For many years Wallack's Theatre was the most successful and fashionable in New York, but during recent years I be lost prestige and fortune, and died compara- tively poor.
SWEATERS' DENS. I A Heroine of the Slums. I Miss Potter is a bold, brave lady, who, having vowed to trace the sweating evil to its very source, disguised herself as a working girl in search of work, which she obtained at one of the most notorious of the sweaters' dens of the East End of London. Here the pandemonium of drunkenness, passion, and horror, as displayed by the mistress of tie workwomen and those under her command the absolute defiance of all decorum in language and demeanour of the poor miserable victims of the rage for cheapness which prevails through- out every branch of industry in the metropolis, form the most appalling picture of the degradation of the lower class of proletaires that can possibly be imagined. There is nothing to be imagined more horrible than the tone ot the conversation and intercourse of the wretched young girls as they sit around the steaming workboard, with head bent low and feet slipping from the down-trodden shoes.
BUTCHERED TO MAKE A ROMAN HOLIDAY. During the Roman chariot races in the arena at the Italian Exhibition, London, yesterday, the leading chariot overturned, and the driver was run over by the second chariot, the pace being too great to enable the latter to stop or avoid an accident. The injured man, who is stated to be a native of Evading, was taken to the hospital, where ha died shortly after admission.
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Breach of Promise Action I A WIDOWER'S FICKLENESS. At the Middlesex Sheriff's Court, yester day- bsfore Mr Under-Sheriff Burchell and ? jury- the case of Eiiz, Etnily Thomas v. John William Eckect came on for the assessmsnt damages, the amount claimed being £ 500.— Stephen Lynch, who appeared for the plaintiff, stated that his client was a apiuster, while the defendant was a widower, with three children. Miss Thomas had been employed by the London and South Western Railway Company, at their hotel at Southampton, and the defendant- who did not appear-was a clerk in tue service of the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company, in tbEl same town. While plaint,iff was iu Southampton Mr Eckett oftA met her iu the course of his business, he being the shipping clerk to tha steamers. Early in the year 1886 lie entered into An Engagement with the Plaintiff, and, whatever might be said of his constancy, no fault could be found with the correspondence, which wont on for two years. He gradually got warmer and \varrrl?r in his letter, and then, as very often happened, ha came down from My d,,trliri,- to iN.Ly duck," then to My dear," and eventually to Miss." (Laughter.) The First Letter. I The first letter he would read was dated December | 5, 1386. It was sent from the Agoucy Depart- | ment, Royal Mail Steam Packet Company, Southampton, and was as follows Deary Lily—Pray don't think I am forgetting you, bat I J¡a,VlJ not had proper opportunity to writ" you. I shall write you a Ion;; letter to-morrow. T (one of the company's snips) is just, coming in (Sunday afternoon). Tit Bits is in bIn. We hall quite a fuss on Thursday with the new shin sailing. Now, good bye, iarling. Lots of love and kisses from your loving husband (that is to '«e), J. \V. ECKETT. Things appeared, henceforward, to have gone oa very well until the gentleman j Met Another Lady. 1 and then the csrresponuence began to cool, ha stating that he had changed his mind. In a schoolboy, said counsel, with his first love, one might understand this fickleness, but with a widower of mature age, and with three children, they could hardly expect it. The jury would bear that the lady had a deep attachment for the defendant, but when her solicitors wrote to him he coolly replied that he would pay the costs and let tier "go by the board." The Plaintiff in the Box. Miss Thomas, the plaintiff, attired in black, was then called. She bore Qut the opening statement of counsel, and stated that the defendant's eldest child was nine years of age, and the youngest four years. She believed he occupied a good position at Southampton as next to the manager, and bad been told that be was paid L200 a year. He always appeared to have plenty of money. More Letters. She received letters from him constantly, in one of which, dated May 12, he wrote :—" I think we can manage to rest secure in each other's love without quarrelling over the length of a letter. What say you, darling 1 Good bye, dear, with lots of kisses from your loving, J. W. E. Good night." Counsel next read a letter, which his client said she had received from the defendant under date of May 30, in which her lover wrote: Don't forget to send me the size of the finger for the ring the next time you write." The witness further deposed that in 1887 she heard that the defendant was going about with another lady, and she complained of this, but be said it was not so. The engagement was on February 7th, 1886. On January 2nd this year Mr Eokett wrote to her a letter, in which he said it would be better for her to relieve him of the engagement. He added, "As In your last letter you accuse me of treating you with contempt, I do not suppose you will accept any assurances from me, yet I can truthfully say that I psn this letter with an intense amount of pain, not so much on my own account as on yours. I am very sensible of the amount of trouble which you have had to undergo recently, and I curse myself that I have added to your cup ot bitter- ness." This letter was signed "Yours sincerely, Jno. W. Eckett." Preparations for the Wedding. Mr Lynch Did you refuse to break off the erig-,tge,meiit Plaintiff: Yes, I did. I wanted to sc-e him, but ho would not come. She added that she made sundry preparations for the marriage. The learned Under-Sheriff Was any day fixed ? Planitiff He said the Jubilee year of 1887 would be of much more importance to us than to the Queen. (Laughter.) She was very much worried. Shil was at Bournemouth when the engagement WM broken of, but was not now in a situation. The Verdict. The learned Uuder-Sheritf, in summing up,, said, in default of direct evidence as to the means of the defendant, the jury would have, as was often the case, to grope their way, so to speak, to a verdict. Tb3 defendant bad com- mitted an illegal act, and, considering that he was a widower, with three children, and the statement they had before them ae to his position, it would be for them to say what damages they would award.—The jury, after a few minutes: deliberation, and without leaving the box, gave a verdict for the plaintiff for 245 and costs.
THE BIRMINGHAM MYSTERY. A Disorderly Scene. Yesterday's enquiries do not throw much further light on the mysterious murder of the child Fereday, in Asylum-road, Summer-lane, on Saturday night. Messrs Rowlands and Co. have received instructions from the Treasury to conduct the prosecution. Mrs Forrester has not seen either of her children. The body of the infant was taken home from the General Hospital last evening. A crowd of nearly two thousand people assembled in the road whilst the body was being removed from the undertaker's vehicle into the house, and a very disorderly scene took place. A number of people forced their way into the court, and used threatening language towards the mother of the deceased, who seems to be very unpopular in the neighbourhood, Tb3 police had some difficulty in removing the people from the yard. Two constables remained in the neighbourhood until nearly midnight to prevent any disturbance.
SUNDAY SCHOOL EXCUR- SIONISTS ATTACKED. An extraordinary outrage is reported to have occurred at Portadown, county Armagh, on Wednesday night. As a Methodist Sunday school excursion party were passing through a part of the town called the Tunnel, on their return from Warrenpoint, they were attacked by the inhabitants. The train, arrived at eipht o'clock, and when the processionists were passing through the Tunnel, about twenty minutes after- wards, they were assailed with showers of stones, bottles, and other missies, which were thrown by people concealed behind the houses. A foro6 of police was on the spot, but the perpetrators of the outrage could not be distinguished because of the darkness.
NARROW ESCAPE OF MR F. R. SPOFFORTH. Mr Spofforth, the cricketer, recently had a narrow escape of losing his life. He was driving alone in a closed carriage belonging to his father- in-law, when the horses suddenly bolted, and set off down the street at a gallop. The carriage collided with a lamp-post, and one of the doors was wrenched off, but though there were several near squeaks of other collisions, the coachman, who kept his wits about him, managed to steer the frightened animals up a steep hill, which soon brought them to a standstill. Mr Spofforth has already had one accident of the kind, having been thrown from his horse in 1881, with the result of severe injnty to his arm.
GOOD TEMPLARS' CONCERT AT CARDIFF. On Wednesday, under the auspices of the East Glamorgan District Lodgg of Good Templars a most successful concert Was given in the Queen. street Public-hall, Cardiff. The Exceisiov Glee party, under the leadership of Mr R. Jones, sang several pieces in a creditable manner. Solos were given by Misses Mary Davies, Maggie Jones, and Will'ams, and Messrs Perkins and Richards. Miss Mary Davies, always a favourite, deiserves special mention. Mr George Bull acted as accomp(^]St.
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